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comments. we have reached out to the mayor's office for a response to today's statement. we will let you know when we get it. i want to share a statement from senator harris that was made only minutes ago on twitter saying california represents the future, and if donald trump and jeff sessions don't like it, they are in for a fight. it's time for them to stop playing politics with immigrant communities and start focusing on public safety. and the story is still developing. we'll continue to follow it. and now to our own top story. the parents of celine tindle claim their son was wrongly killed by a b.a.r.t. officer and now they're demanding the agency make amends for firing that officer despite the still ongoing investigation intole exactly what happened. abc7 news amy hollyfield is live in oakland. >> reporter: the family just spoke before the b.a.r.t. board and feeling a bit satisfied right now. you can see they're still out
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here with signs. they are feeling like they were hurt and they made a difference today. the board decided to put this issue on the next board meeting's agenda. that was after they made passionate statements this morning. the issue wasn't even on the agenda for the b.a.r.t. board this morning. but dozens of outraged speakers made sure the death of celine tindle dominated the agenda. >> why isn't he on the agenda today? why is he not on the agenda today? >> reporter: body cam video shows what led to the death of tindle. b.a.r.t. officer responded to shots fired outside the b.a.r.t. station two months ago and saw two men in a struggle. he screamed for them to show their hands, and then fired three shots. killing tindle. his family says he was murdered. >> he was on the ground, on his knees, trying to get up after being in a scuffle with somebody
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who started an altercation with him and he was shot in the back three times. >> reporter: speakers called on the board to pull the officer from duty. >> we want to hear your logic for why that man is still walking the streets of our cityings and town. why is he still on the job? >> reporter: b.a.r.t. officials say they followed all policies before returning him to duty two weeks after the shooting. he's now on desk duty due to threats on his life. the oakland police department is still investigating the shooting. these friends and loved ones, including his mother, say they will keep speaking out until something is done. >> i'm here to ask once again just for sahleem tindle, the life i have given birth to, the life i cherish, the life that i love. >> reporter: the citizen review board is also planning to discuss this at its next meeting. the oakland police department
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and district attorney's office is still investigating the shooting. live in oakland, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. sorry your credit card is declined. some people demanding visa stop processing payments for gun sales. activists are holding a ral lil outside visa headquarters in foster city. abc7 news' matt keller is there. >> reporter: you have a big grum outside visa's headquarters in foster city in front of a visa sign at one of the they are here demanding major credit card companies like visa, mastercard, american express stop doing business with retailers who sell assault living. >> they have the power and, thus, the responsibility to help curb, even stop the sale of
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assault weapons across the united states. >> if people want to own them, there should be as many speed bumps, impediments to owning an assault grade rifle as there is to buying a car and having insurance for it. >> reporter: this comes after the school shooting noo parkland, florida, where gun control groups have put more pressure on private companies to change gun-selling policies. walmart and dick's sporting goods announced changes to their policy. payment processors like paypal and applepay have already banned using their services to buy firearms. we've reached out several times to visa this morning and they have yet to respond to us. reporting live in foster city, matt keller, abc7 news. >> thank you. on a related notal happening right now, three bay area lawmakers are announcing a bill raising the minimum age to legally purchase long guns in california. assembly members rob bonta of oakland, david chu of san francisco and state senator
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nancy skinner of berkeley are proposing raising the minimum wage from 18 to 21. they're making announcement right now in sacramento along with anti-gun violence groups. warriors' head coach steve kerr will take time off the court next week to talk about gun violence. he's scheduled to participate in a town hall meeting with congressman. they will speak in newark high school at 3:45. kerr is an outspoken advocate for gun control. developing news in va hll police say yesterday afternoon around 3:45 an suv that was stopped on vervais avenue began to roll backwards and hit an 18-year-old woman walking on the sidewalk. she later died at the hospital. police have not yet released a description of the suspect. more questions this morning about the russia investigation and how it affects the staff at the white house. we have the newest developments
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from the washington. >> reporter: did the president cross the line when he tried to pick up details on the russia investigation? sources tell abc news that president trump asked two key witnesses in the russia probe about their conversation with special counsel robert mueller. "the new york times" first reported trump spoke with his former chief of staff, reince priebus, about mueller. president trump asked white house counsel don mcgahn about his testimony. >> any lawyer advises someone in this kind of situation, be careful not to be seen as talking to, most importantly, interfering with, most, most importantly, trying to sway witnesses. >> reporter: attorneys declined to comment last night and representatives for the lawyers did not respond to abc news. meanwhile, suggestions over night is mueller has evidence of trying to set up a back channel
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between trump and the russians. mueller is investigating george nader. the report says nader, who represented the united arab emirates, told mueller he was at a meeting off the coast of africa just days before the inauguration. in a closed door meeting with house intel committee, the denied setting up a back door dr meeting. >> it would only be designed to hide those communications from our own government. >> reporter: the white house, industry leaders and the president's own staff are waiting to see if he signs a proclamation on tariffs for steel and aluminum. reporting from washington, tara pal may palmieri, abc news. international women's day and abc7 news was on the scene when janitors walked off the job to join the services international union. the union will hold a rally at
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noon to demand better working conditions and higher pay for janitors. union leaders say women make up the majority of janitorial wo workers in the u.s. new developments involving travis kalanik saying he's starting a new investment fund that will center on real estate, e-commerce in china and india. he founded uber in san francisco in 2009 but was pushed out as ceo last year. a third eastbound lane is set to open on the richmond/san rafael bridge next month. now officials want to study the possibility of a third westbound lane. according to marin independent journal, the oversight committee approved spending $100,000 on a study and will look at if a third westbound lane is feasible and what it would take to accomplish it. are you or someone you know planning a trip to mexico? after the break, the u.s. government restriction on a very popular resort town.
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and another shake shack coming to the bay area, but only certain people will be allowed to eat there. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. not much rain, at least the totals don't show that, but sure messed up the morning commute for some of us. didn't even make it measurable in san jose and redwood city. of look at this. the weekend, all the way through next week, chances of
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developing news. the american embassy in mexico city is prohibiting u.s. government employees from traveling to playa del carmen because of an unspecified security threat. the move comes after two weeks -- i should say two weeks after 25 people including two americans were injured in an explosion on a ferry linking the resort town with the island of cozumel. a few days later mexican authorities found an undetonated explosive device on another ferry. both incidents remain under investigation. health insurer significant that will spend $52 billion to acquire homescrips. this buy outjust the latest in a rapidly shifting landscape for the health services industry. amazon announced in january that it was teaming up with berkshire hathaway and jpmorgan chase to try to simplify coverage and cvs
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and aetna have recently teamed up. san francisco is moving forward with a project meant to help hundreds of families. this is the future site of the family connections ntilikina at mission street and seneca avenue. when completed the center will offer a wide range of family services, including child care, lit racy programs and granted parent support groups. it's set to open by early october and will focus on helping low income immigrant families. a call to action from interim mayor masrk farrell. this morning he wants self-driving cars to prove their technology is safe in san francisco. the examiner sent a letter to 50 companies urging them to volunteer for safety testses with the san francisco police department. that way the city will know how to respond if an accident were to happen. right now san francisco has no regulatory kror ltory control o self-driving vehicles. that falls under the dmv. new food options are coming to the san jose airport and one is a burger chain that already
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has a lot of buzz here in the bay area. our media partner, the mercury news, reports shake shack plans to open in terminal "a." they will open three other locations. this latest addition is part of the san jose's dining expansion plan. chick-fil-a will also be joining in coming years. after the break, the funny encounter between prince harry and a woman at an an a live look at our golden gate bridge camera. meteorolog
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welcome back. let's talk a little about the newest drought monitor. it came out this morning. remember the big soaking we had last week? let me show you the difference between last week and this week. this week on the left, last week on the right, no difference. all that soaking rain. the only thing it did was slow the progress of the drought. at least here in the bay area. you can see down around southern california, see that little bit of red that's developing around los angeles? that is the second highest drought moniker we have. things are getting much worse down there. take a look at things closer. it's just the north part of sonoma county and marin county that aren't in the drought. just abnormally dry. will we get more rain? possibly this weekend and next week. will it get rid of the drought? probably not. temperatures right now in the
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low 50s, upper 50s in clear lake. everybody else is in the 60s. it's kind of humid outside, too. feels like a spring day down in the south for some of us. tonight, patchy fog, moisture in the air, a few clouds and it will be cooler and an active pattern which means more rain is coming. here's a look at what's going on at the golden gate bridge. the clouds will continue to melt from noon through 4:00. make sure you have the sunglasses. temperatures in the mid-60s at both of those teams. we'll be in the 50s by 8:00 and start to dip into the 40s by midnight. it will be cooler and dryer in the overnight hours. up in lake county do we have a chance of scattered showers. lower to mid-40s for the north bay. mid-40s to about 50 for the rest of us into san francisco. plenty of moisture out there. as you can tell when you step outside by the humidity. look at the flow of clouds coming up from hawaii. there's just not a trigger
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mechanism yet. but that will change this weekend. we wake up at 8:00 saturday morning. not much going on. as we head towards 4:00, you can see the showers spread northward during the evening hours. all of us touched by rain saturday evening. overnight through sunday morning. by sunday afternoon, they should take off. so, at 4:00 saturday afternoon, nothing measurable. by 10:00, everything's going to be dodging some drops as you head out. let's see what the final tally will be. looks like a quarter to half inch with greatest amount of rain in the south bay. least amount up in the north bay. how often does that happen? accuweather forecast i pegged it at one on the storm impact scale. set your clock ahead saturday night before you go to pedestrian. sunday, just in the morning, there's a chance of scattered showers monday, a better chance of rain tuesday that will linger into tuesday. >> you know i love the sunshine. we'll take that rain. when you show us the information about the drought, it's amazing how little the rain we got
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previously did for our drought. >> it's so bad in november, december, into february, so all we can do is slow down drought's progress. you've got "deception," the new abc show about an illusionist hired by the fbi to solve crimes. jeff scott is the magician. the setup is fictional but the tricks are real. >> jack, what magic do you have to perform in the show? >> all of it. yeah, pretty much all the -- all the sleight of hand, the close-up magic you see is me. that's real. it's not cgi or anything like that. have everything we do on the show, if you had the time, the money, resources, you could do..
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there's no harry potter magic in it. >> premiering sunday at 10:00 p.m. on abc7 following the premiere of "american idol." today is national women's day. prince harry and his fiancee meghan markle encouraged youj girls to follow their events. it encouraged girls and young girls to pursue more s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering and math. they are tying the knot on may 19th at st. george's chapel at windsor castle. >> what are we? >> passionate. >> and. >> amazing. >> who? >> strong. >> are we? >> powerful. >> we are. >> smart.
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>> south bay students celebrated international women's day with chants and posters. students gathered in front of shepherd middle school after 8:00 this morning. other schools across the state participated with similar events. to learn more about international women's day, go to our website, abc7news.com. if you're logging on from your phone, be sure to download the abc7 news app for breaking news alert and tune in for the next news and weather on abc7 news at 4:00. it's a bird's-eye view you've never seen before. find out what happens when two penguins stumble across the camera. it's so cu
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welcome back. look at your tv right now because this is a different kind of bird's-eye view you've never seen before. emperor penguins posing for selfies. boy, that's really beautiful, isn't it? >> that was cool. >> hey not so cold like antarctica here today. thank goodness. >> feels warm and humid outside but the rain is over for now. it does come back this weekend. be ready for that. >> don't put those umbrellas
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>> welcome to american pride week, where we're playing our game with some truly remarkable people who do amazing work without ever getting the credit they deserve.
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today, we're finally giving them their due and hopefully, a whole lot of cash. this is "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to the show. american pride week. you guys ready to go? [cheers and applause] well, let's welcome our first american pride contestant, a weapons instructor in the united states air force. from las vegas, nevada, dustin mccauley. [cheers and applause] how long have you been in the air force? >> oh, man, 2004. so 13 years. >> well, going on 13 years, congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for everything you've done for our country and hopefully what we can do for you today is a million dollars. >> sounds great. >> you're about to face 14 questions, money val

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